Monday, July 23, 2007

Too Much of a Good Thing?

I am not in favor of everyone on the team spending endless hours mastering the ball juggling skills as in this video (6 minutes), because it is of only marginal value in a real game situation. Spatial positioning on the field, how to support off the ball, decision making, shot making, passing, are all equal soccer skills to this kind of ball control. Still, ball control is never a bad thing, and if a player enjoys this stuff, you have my support. But don't be out of position, don't pass behind your teammates,.... and all the other things that COMBINE to make a quality player.

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